Fall Program 2013: Thailand & Her Neighbor
GE121 Thai Language I (3 Credits)
An introduction to the Thai language with an emphasis on spoken language competency as related to daily life. The course is designed for students with no prior knowledge of the Thai language. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to communicate effectively, utilizing everyday spoken Thai and should be able to read and write consonants, vowels and simple words.
SAN 248 Societies and Cultures of Southeast Asia (3 Credits)
Historical background, political development, economy, and cultures in Southeast Asia, as well as concepts in the study and analysis of political, economic, and social situations in this region
Elective Courses (Choose 3)
GE 122 Thai Language II (3 Credits)
A continuation of Thai Language I with an emphasis on spoken language competency. The course is designed for students who have passed Thai language I or have a novice-mid level knowledge of the Thai language. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to communicate effectively, utilizing everyday spoken Thai and should be able to read simple sentences and paragraphs.
EC 493 Economics of the Sex Industry in Southeast Asia (3 Credits)
This course examines the ‘oldest’ industry in the world from an economics perspective, within the Southeast Asian region. Specifically, the course investigates the unique cultural and religious factors of this region and how these factors may influence the demand side and supply side of the market. Other topics covered in the course include the market structure, government regulation and the resulting policy implications. Special topics unique to the regions such as child prostitution, human trafficking for the purpose of prostitution and sex tourism will also being discussed.
SAN 491 Exploring Myanmar (3 Credits)
This course consists of classroom sessions and field trips to the surrounding countryside, to include Yangon, Monywe, and the world class sites of Bagan with its 1,500 year old temples. Students will learn from qualified Myanmar faculty, with the focus on history, geography, beliefs, religions, arts, rural economy, politics and the impact of globalization on Myanmar. Students will also be introduced to local customs, handicrafts, and everyday life through contact with both Myanmar faculty and students. This is an extraordinary opportunity to step back into an earlier era in a now rapidly changing nation where restricted access has only recently been lifted.
AM 107 Introduction to Thai Dance (3 Credits)
This course focuses on an introduction to traditional Thai Dance. It is designed for students with no prior knowledge of Thai dance. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize and perform various Thai traditional dances.
SAN 495 Practicum in Sociology and Anthropology (3 Credits)
This course is designed to provide students opportunities to participate in community services available around Chiang Mai City. Students will have opportunity to work with and learn from local people, as well as sharing their own expertise with the community.